Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Plagiarism is just all right with Saddleback? (We illustrate some of Reeve's handiwork.)

Apparently, Saddleback is OK
with Reeve's plagiarism
     The OC Reg catches up with the Reeve story: Councilman with dog Muhammad out as Concordia instructor.
     Nothing new here, except:
Reeve also is a part-time instructor at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. A representative there said Monday that Reeve is still employed at Saddleback.
     Meanwhile, again, Reeve says he can’t comment about his Concordia departure:
     Reeve said he is unable to discuss whether his departure had anything to do with his recent controversies.
     "Unfortunately, at this time I am not at liberty to comment," he said. "Hopefully that will change in the coming weeks."
Illustrating some of Mr. Reeve's curious handiwork:

I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss is about. I went to one of Reeve's July 2011 postings on the SJC Patch (at left above) and then I Googled some of "his" verbiage there. Right away, I got hits, including the NRA's "Institute for Legislative Action" website. Chunks of Reeve's "writing" (at left) are the same, word for word, as chunks of the "right-to-carry" verbiage on the NRA website (at right). The latter is dated April, 2010.
Click on graphic to enlarge it.
     A week ago, Reeve explained that he “carelessly submitted previously published material.”
     —That doesn't quite capture it, does it? Here, he evidently cut apart and then reassembled others' writings, submitting the product under his own name. The SJC Patch, of course, has presented other examples.

    See also:

 Derek Reeve, SJC Councilman, Loses Teaching Gig as Newspaper and Website Scrum Over Plagiarism (Matt Coker; Navel Gazing)
• O.C. councilman who named his dog Muhammad loses teaching job (LA Times)
• Jesus is just alright (Doobies)


Anonymous said...

He could have just written what we teach our students to do: "According to the National Rifle Association:"

Anonymous said...

He is too busy nailing himself to the cross to pay attention to such things, BvT.

Anonymous said...

The more you look at it, the worse it gets.

Shripathi Kamath said...

Speaking of which, you'd probably turn a bit cynical at this revelation:

"See even senators do it, why not me?"


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